State to try again on traffic pattern switch
The Maryland Transportation Authority is going to take a second stab at shifting the traffic pattern at the Interstate 95-895 split Sunday. If you remember last week's comic turn of events, the authority canceled the planned July 12 change-over because of forecasts of bad weather. Naturally the weather turned out to be sunny and bright.
The change, part of the state's project of adding express toll lanes to I-95 between the Beltway and White Marsh, will eliminate the need to exit the main roadway to stay on southbound I-95 toward the Fort McHenry Tunnel. After the change, it will be travelers who want to head for the half-as-busy Harbor Tunnel who will have to use the exit ramp.
As always, the authority cautions that the change will take place weather permitting. Let's just hope it isn't again forecast-permitting.